Johannesburg, South Africa (PressExposure) June 21, 2013 -- MEP-Construction-Academy.com is a website dedicated to mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers and technicians aspiring to be better managers. The site's main theme was an online e-course titled 'MEP Construction Management Fundamentals'. According to Francisco De Lima, the e-course originator, 320 people signed up for their free e-course in the first 30-days.
Then, it seems, there was an abrupt change of direction. The e-course is no longer accessible online. We haven't squashed the e-course entirely", say Francisco De Lima. "What we're doing is condensing the content, narrowing the focus a little, and putting it into an e-book which will remain free to MEP Construction Academy subscribers". Subscribers will continue to access the e-course notes, albeit in an e-book format.
The decision to put the e-course content in an e-book is because the website has been completely overhauled to a more participative question and answer format, which, according to Francisco, covers much of the e-course material anyway. Many of our subscribers have told us that they prefer to download the material and read it on their Tablets without having to worry about access to an Internet connection.
The 'MEP Construction Management Fundamentals' e-book covers the general structure, principles and methodology that project managers should put in place for the successful delivery of the project. It's aimed at engineers, project construction managers, superintendents, supervisors and foremen and will continue to be free to subscribers of the Academy. The now look MEP Construction Academy covers most of the e-course material in a question and answer format, so the e-book and the website are a perfect mix.
MEP-construction-academy.com is currently the only website in the world which covers management and technical issues relating to engineering, construction and facility maintenance in a strictly moderated question and answer format. MEP practitioners ask question that are answered by their peers and industry experts.
The e-book, MEP Construction Management Fundamentals, focuses on the soft-skills side of the industry, and will be made available free to subscribers of the website.